Okay, so being a writer, mom and wife doesn’t always lend itself to having spare time. At the EDJ I’m apt to say I have no spare time. It takes up a lot of time to have a job during the day, to write at night and to have a family. Sometimes it doesn’t balance out. Most of the time I manage to juggle everything.
So what do I do when I have this elusive spare time? I went to school to be an art teacher. I did. I like to draw and ever since I was a kid, I’ve been good at it. I used to amuse friends with drawings and sculptures. When I got older, I really worked at my craft to be the best artist I can be. Am I a great artist? I’m not sure. Those who have seen it think it’s pretty good, but hey, I know I’ve got wiggle room.
I’m fond of painting as well. I love the focus it takes to translate a model or a photograph into a memory other’s can treasure. I love the challenge of getting the right color combination before the paint dries. You’d be shocked at how fast a dollop of acrylic paint can dry when you’re in the middle of painting a pug dog. It’s fast.
That’s my other passion, my free time taker-upper. I hope you enjoy this little glimpse into my passion.